It hit me that it was homecoming weekend when I was at dinner with my friend Erika on Saturday night. She'd missed my birthday and wanted to make it up to me, and I was craving Mongolian beef so off to P.F. Changs we went. At the restaurant we were surrounded by kids that were dressed up to the nines and it hit me, that it must be "Homecoming" season. Well, how appropriate that I'd chosen to go to Philly to see the Redskins v Eagles match-up!
I hauled my lifeless body out of bed and drove to Philly. It's an easy drive (i.e. about 2 hours) and by about 3PM (i.e. after paying $25) I was parked in a lot staring at Citizens Bank Park. Immediately I was reminded that I needed to check and see what the National League Division Series match-up would be when I got home. I've been hoping for a Cincinnati Reds v Philadelphia Phillies match-up so I can see the Reds easily. Although, schedule permitting I do intend to go to Cincinnati and see the Reds at home... Fingers crossed.
Back to football.
Before the game started, I was curious (i.e. along with everyone else in the free world) as to how Eagles fans would react to McNabb's return. As he was introduced and ran onto the field, people stood, cheered, and clapped for McNabb. There were some boos, but the cheers were louder. Eagles fans were respectful towards him, and I was inpressed by their class.
LeSean McCoy leaves the field
Here's one for you, as McCoy got up and walked off the field, the loud mouth behind me said, "Hey, McCoy. Did Andy Reid promise you 2 vicodin if you got up?!?!" WOW. I have to admit. That was funny!
Eagles offense, so close yet so far away